terrestrial planet(redirected from Silicate planet)
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Any of the four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, whose orbits are closest to the sun. Also called inner planet.
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any of the four planets closest to the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars.
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|Noun||1.||terrestrial planet - a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system|
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
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